Nickelback to Calgary: “F***, you rock!!” Mar15

Nickelback to Calgar...

By Carey Rutherford Yeah, there was a fair bit of profanity in the Saddledome when The Pretty Reckless opened up for Nickelback on their recent visit to Calgary. I was originally going to investigate the incredibly polar love/hate relationship music fans have with Nickelback, as there appears...

What’s a ‘Mushy Callahan’?  A Hard-Rocking Pack of Albertans Jun02

What’s a ̵...

by Carey Rutherford I never asked Joel: “What’s a Mushy Callahan?” On the other hand, I also never asked “Are you like/Do you like/inspired by/nauseated by/etc. the Jonas Brothers?” Oh, sorry Joel. I wasn’t supposed to mention that other family act. A ‘Mushy Callahan’ is one of four brothers...

Dreams Of Reason playing at the Blind Beggar: Sex and drugs and rock and roll! Dec16

Dreams Of Reason pla...

by Carey Rutherford Jimmy Page would be proud. For those who may have forgotten, he was not simply the heroin-addled Cromwell-obsessed lead guitarist of the ’70’s rock ‘n roll gods, Led Zeppelin; he was also their creative leader, their producer, the force behind their formation, and...

Danielle Duval’s first release is full of her friends: They are ‘Of The Valley’ Sep18

Danielle Duval’...

by Carey Rutherford Danielle Duval is on tour with her second professional release with her friends and her acoustic guitar. You’ve got to hear it. “This is my first album,” she tells us, as her first release was an EP. “I’ve recorded tons of stuff over the years. Basically I feel like all my...

U2 Night in Canada Jun02

U2 Night in Canada

by Carey Rutherford What is there to say? How much has been written about the music of this Irish politicizer? How many words have lingered over the poeticism and sweeping imagery of the Irish history they inhabit, or the musical landscapes they explore? 30 years of writing and performing and...